With Complex Silence 5, Phillip Wilkerson re-visits his original concept for the Complex Silence series, namely: attempting to combine the acknowledged elements of classical ambient music with those of abstract and enigmatic ambient music.
As classical ambient works, these tracks serve well as background ambient music, suitable for sleeping, studying, creating a continuously-playing sonic backdrop in your personal living space, regardless of where that might be at any given moment: an airport, a bedroom, a bus, a hike in the mountains, your daily commute, your office, etc.
As abstract ambient works, these tracks are a self-contained soundworld on the edge of mystery--a contemplative and unresolved sonic environment where you can relax, close your eyes, listen deeply, and let the music guide you on an inward quest of your own imaginative choosing.
Rather than a single longform piece, Complex Silence 5 contains seven tracks which are designed to be shuffled and played in any order the listener chooses. Each subsequent track is a variation of track 1, slightly different, but maintaining a consistent and seamless atmosphere from track to track, regardless of their listening order. They can also be loaded multiple times into a playlist and randomized for hours of continuous play.
In addition, the release contains 12 shorter tracks, designed for generative play. Created by Mystified, these tracks contain phrases from the longer tracks. Load them into a playlist, shuffle them up, and get a completely different generative listening experience each time.
The "Generative Remix" was created by Mystified and Palancar for a live broadcast on Stillstream Radio ( Stillstream Homepage
). The remix aired July 9, 2010.
Treetrunk is proud to welcome the Complex Silence series of ambient pieces, curated by Phillip Wilkerson, to our netlabel. We are also very pleased to release this piece, Complex Silence 5, and are sure you will greatly enjoy creating your own generative listening experience with it.
This release is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivs 3.0 Unported license.
© 2010 Phillip Wilkerson.
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Free streamable video for Complex Silence 5: Complex Silence 5 Video At YouTube
"The Complex Silence Series welcomes musical contributions from artists wishing to explore these or similar abstract ambient themes. Contact Phillip Wilkerson for more details or drop your sample / demo tracks in his Soundcloud dropbox."-- Phillip Wilkerson